Most people wonder about the answer to this question some time during their life. Some people feel certain life goes on after death. Others are sure that death is the end. And many just do not know.
Much evidence of life after death exists. You just have to go looking with an open mind.Others are sure that death is the end. And many just do not know.Others are sure that death is the end. And many just do not know.Others are sure that death is the end. And many just do not know.
Evidence supporting life after death comes from research into inexplicable experiences that individuals have. More and more people are reporting a phenomenon called After Death Communication (ADC). Another trend is reports by many people of having a Near Death Experience (NDE).
After Death Communication
Judy and Bill Guggenheim, the authors of the book, Hello from Heaven, spent seven years researching this question: “Is there life after death?” To answer it, they gathered evidence of after-death communication (ADC). An ADC occurs when an individual experiences spontaneous communication from a deceased friend or relative.
Contact can be received in a variety of ways. Some sense the loved one’s presence. A few hear their voice. Others feel their touch or experience a meaningful sign. A few smell an aroma that they associate with their late friend or relative.
People usually receive the contact while they are involved in mundane activities. They might be simply doing the dishes or driving. Many are half-awake or day-dreaming. Occasionally, an individual experiences the contact as some sort of warning but most people feel delighted and at peace. They sense their loved one is still around and okay.
Watch an interview on ABCs 20/20 with Bill and Judy Guggenheim below:
The After Death Communication Research Foundation (ADCRF) continues to gather people’s stories of their ADCs. Read recent accounts of ADCs by clicking here.
How many people experience an ADC? Bill Guggenheim estimates 20% of the American population. Earlier surveys also found a significant percentage of people have ADCs.
Percentage of people who report experiencing an ADC
In 1958, 50% of English widows sampled.
In 1971, 47% of Welsh widows sampled.
In 1975, 27% of Americans sampled.
In 1976, 31% of Icelanders sampled.
In 1977, 50% of Canadians sampled.
Near Death Experiences
NDE Dr Jeffrey Long, Jody Long and Paul Perry have researched 1,300 Near Death Experiences (NDEs). They were amazed at the consistency in these stories from people all over the world. Many of the people they interviewed knew nothing about the concept of Near Death Experiences before their life-threatening situation.
Dr Long claims that medical science fails to explain the consistency of these reports and the only plausible answer to the Near Death Experience is that people survive death and go on to experience other dimensions.
Dr Long and his colleagues have written a book that is based on their research called, Evidence of the Afterlife. It became a best seller after Dr Long appeared on NBC’s Today Show. You can see Dr Long’s interview below:
People who experience a NDE or an ADC usually are spontaneously convinced that humans survive death. Generally they feel reassured and at peace. They make an effort to live their lives meaningfully and are more loving and helpful.
But ultimately each of us needs to discover the truth for ourselves. Listening to the stories of people who have had NDEs and ADCs can help, however, nothing is as powerful as personal experience.
A Past Life Regression and a Life Between Lives Regression is a personal experience that goes beyond our normal physical life. These regressions take us into the realms that people who have NDEs describe. An experience of a Past Life Regression and a life Between Lives Regression can be another step to you being convinced that life doesn’t end at death.
No one can decide this question for you. You need to do the research and undertake experiences that help you decide.
There is no way of knowing absolutely if you have had past lives. However you can come to your own view through objective and subjective research
When someone is regressed into a past life, they usually feel deeply connected to the character they are being in the past life. They say it “feels like it is me.” Even so, some people still wonder if they are just using their imagination and making it all up.
There is objective evidence for past lives.
The late Professor Ian Stevenson of the University of Virginia spent forty years systematically researching children who remember past lives. Professor Stevenson interviewed children who remembered their previous homes, their names and the names of their families. When these families were found, the children could easily identify who each member of the previous family was, and could give the family members’ correct names.
By the end of his career, Professor Stevenson had documented over 2,500 cases. Before he retired, he gave a lecture summarizing his work. Watch his thirty minute lecture below:
Dr Robert Almeder, a philosopher from Georgia State University, discovered Dr Stevenson’s work and checked his research. Dr Almeder found that Dr Stevenson’s research was systematic and impeccable. He challenges the current practice of psychology to accept reincarnation as a genuine phenomenon. Watch Dr Almeder talk about this below:
The Monroe Institute was set up by Robert Monroe after he spontaneously started going out of body in the 1950s. He subjectively researched his experience and then started researching the experience of his subjects while in other states of consciousness. During Bob Monroe’s subjective research and his research at the institute, Bob discovered that humans experience many lives on planet Earth before moving on. He and others have written a number of books about their out of body experiences. Watch below Bob being interviewed about his out of body experience not long after his first book, Journeys Out Of the Body, was published.
Dr Thomas Campbell, a physicist who works for NASA and the USA Defence Department, helped Bob with his research at the Monroe Institute . Even though Dr Campbell is a hard-nosed scientist and physicist, he wanted to learn to go out of body. He was determined to learn as much as he could about the nature of reality even if that included the esoteric. Dr Campbell discovered that the universe is much larger, diverse and complex than most scientists had ever imagined. He developed his theory of everything and wrote his book, My Big Toe (Theory of Everything). – in other words, his theory of the nature of our cosmic system. He has a number of lectures on YouTube including one explaining reincarnation. However you might find his ideas more easy to understand if you watch one of his entire lectures. He explains his ideas clearly and carefully so that the ordinary public can understand the nature of our universe. The talk he gave in 2010 at The Monroe Institute is particularly informative. Watch the first episode (0/12) of this talk below:
Dr Michael Newton, our mentor and founder, was a clinical psychologist who stumbled on past lives when he was regressing a client to the origin of her problem. He was amazed how effective accessing a past life was in resolving her psychological problems. Intrigued, he continued to research past lives and life between lives in great detail. He has written two best sellers about what he discovered, Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls. Dr Newton explains below how he first came to research past lives and life in between lives:
Dr Brian Weiss, a psychiatrist, used age-regression, hypnotherapy techniques in his practice with clients. He also accidentally stumbled on past lives with a client. He saw how effective this process was and continued working with her exploring many lives. Dr Weiss wrote a book about that experience with his client, Katherine, called Many Lives Many Masters. Itbecame a best seller and still is.
Watch Dr Weiss answer questions about reincarnation and past lives below:
To come to your own view about the existence of past lives, you need to do research, both objective and subjective. I have given you a number of links and references above that could be very helpful for your objective research. Your subjective research may include a Past Life Regression. If so we would be delighted to help.
The process of Life Between Lives Regression takes the individual back in time, so to speak. He or she passes through the current life, back to experiences depicted as the immediate past life. After a brief exploration of the past life, the individual passes safely through the death experience and into the realm between lives.
Much is able to be explored here including the relationship between the past life and the current life. Individuals are usually working on specific themes in each life and this can be revealed. Relationships with loved ones and enemies are able to be better understood. Guidance about one’s future path is often available as well, although it might be expressed generally rather than outline any specific events.
Although it seems the focus is in the past, this is not actually true. Ultimately the spiritual regression is happening in present time but present time informed by ones past experiences. Some clients describe this as being bi-located. They are in the life between life state and, at the same time, they are aware of having a human body.
Some, however, are completely immersed in the LBL experience and are almost shocked to return, feeling again the heaviness of being human.
The Life Between Life process assumes the existence of past lives and a plan for our current lives. There is no way of knowing if what an individual experiences is objectively true. There is no way of knowing if the scenarios are real in an objective sense or if they are simply imagined. However this does not seem to matter. Sometimes an individual receives information that makes so much sense, they accept it as truth. In fact, most people who undertake this process have such a profound and enlightening experience that they tend to trust the guidance obtained about their life, their purpose and whether they are heading in the right direction.
Ultimately each individual needs to make up their own mind about the veracity of their experience. The only requirement for a successful Past Life regression or Life Between Lives regression is a genuinely open mind.
The Live Between Life process is not therapy and it is not intended to heal trauma. The exploration undertaken can make new connections for the individual and create a greater understanding of why they have encountered various life experiences. Sometimes this knowledge is therapeutic however it is important to realize that the Life Between Lives Regression is a positive process designed to gather information and understanding so individuals make future decisions that serve their highest good and the highest good of all.